Bluebell68 wrote: »
when I make polymer clay beads I want to put silver 925 inserts in them do I cook the inserts with the clay?
or do I put it in after
shegirl wrote: »
Been making jewellery for a few years on and off,one of my true hobbies.It is expensive though!However,resetting up my business (previously to cover hobby costs only) well,because I can lol and it is fun and shall have my mini workshop ready to go soon Lots of planning though if I'm going to do it properly.I want to but whether I will is a different matter lol
Anyway,aswell as beading,which is where I started (semi precious mainly),I also do precious metal clay,sheet metal (silver and copper) using various tools and basic 'silversmithing' (untaught),wire work including links,precious and semi precious stone setting and occasional polymer.Looking into glass fusion and glass clay with microwave killing if poss,problem is I can't do it in the house with my parrot so would need to use lean to utility at the least and it's not very big lol*sighs*
Thankfully my 'business name' reflects my range of materials and styles lol
Be warned,jewellery making can be seriously addictive.Shop around too!When I first started making I spent hundreds on beads then a friend started shipping semi precious beads in from India at crazy low prices!!!
Funny thing though,I love making jewellery and designing it but I'm not really a jewellery wearer!
cazmanian_minx wrote: »
Ah, you're making Pandora-style beads? They're called cores I think. Sterling silver melts at around 900C, so you should be okay to bake the clay with them in, assuming it's oven-baked and you're not kilning it.
Gold_Dust wrote: »
Those are beautiful!
I'm so glad that I found this thread, I am painfully aware of how important an expert's advice is when trying something of the sort. My question is: I want to try jewellery making but not invest heavily - is this kit good enough to give me a taste of it?
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